I’m not normally one for the cavalcade of calendar awareness events that have become a bit of a public relations fad over the last decade, but last week was different – it was Health Visitor Week.
After a couple of days of intense media scrutiny the fitness to practise case against Pauline Cafferkey, the nurse who survived ebola, has resulted in her being cleared of all allegations of misconduct.
Mental health is on the agenda right now. In recent months there have been a series of reports and announcements revealing both the current state of services in the NHS and plans to try and tackle the challenges.
School nursing is becoming “really difficult” and “very pressurised”, so stated a community nurse specialist during a session at a conference last month.
The past month have seen the subject of safe staffing levels very much in the limelight following a series of subtle and less subtle messages from NHS regulators.
I woke on Friday early enough to watch the ceremony to remember 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme, in which Britain suffered almost 60,000 casualties on the first day alone.
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The fact that black and minority ethnic nurses more likely to feel discriminated against in their workplace sadly comes as little surprise, but it is no less shocking.
Hospital nurses dashing about to the sound of buzzers, trying to balance caring for patients while desperately trying to find more staff for their wards has become a familiar tale in Wales.
I am writing this as the junior doctors’ strike is in full swing. I’ve been trying to get a firm grip on what I think about it all for months now – but have somehow struggled.